Who’s up for a friendly game of Nike+ Tag? Let the games begin, Nike+ GPS users — there’s an update now available for your iPhone app, letting you compete against your friends.
While there’s no physical tagging going on, the object of the game is like you might expect: Don’t be “it.” Runners compete against each other, and whoever runs the slowest, the shortest distance, or starts running latest in the day is designated as “it.”
How does it work? Nike explains it:
- • After a run, a Nike+ GPS App user is prompted to Play Tag
- • The user can invite – or “Tag” – as many Nike+ friends and email contacts as they choose
- • The user can customize the message that goes to friends
- • The user sets a game of Tag based upon either distance (person who runs shortest distance is IT), time (person who runs for the shortest amount of time is IT), or order (person to run last is IT).
- • Tag begins once the user invites his/her friends
- • Once Tag begins, the game will continue until each runner has taken part, or up to three days, whichever comes first
- • The Nike+ GPS App tracks each time a runner is IT and NOT IT
- • If no one other than the initiator takes part, he/she is not IT, the game just dissolves after three days
Unfortunately, if you’re a Nike+ iPod user using a watch or shoe sensor, you won’t be able to play this new game of Tag. According to Nike, the two apps were developed by completely different teams, and they use different technology. Unlike the Nike+ iPod system, the Nike+ GPS software doesn’t use that sensor that fits into a shoe or is built into watch, but uses the iPhone’s GPS to gauge location, speed and distances.
Take a look at the cute video Nike produced in association with this app: